Nvidia: Forecast Profits and/or Cash Flow Not Prices!

Introduction This will be the first in a series of articles where I will cover popular and/or high profile stocks.  The primary objective of this series will be to put a spotlight on the importance of forecasting future growth prior to making an investment decision.  The central idea is to determine whether or not a Read more about Nvidia: Forecast Profits and/or Cash Flow Not Prices![…]

Could This Be Why Warren Buffett Sold General Electric Bought Synchrony?

Introduction Warren Buffett has long been considered the consummate value investor.  His penchant for value investing is generally attributed to his relationship with the renowned father of value investing Ben Graham.  However, what is often overlooked is the influence that partner Charlie Munger brought to Warren Buffett’s investing philosophy.  Warren attributes Charlie to introducing him Read more about Could This Be Why Warren Buffett Sold General Electric Bought Synchrony?[…]

Lowe’s Companies Inc.: Attractively Valued Dividend Aristocrat for Total Return

Introduction Much of my dividend growth investing is currently focused on looking for high quality dividend growth stocks that are yielding 3% or better.  The reason is quite simple.  I am managing dividend growth portfolios for clients that are retired and require at least a yield of 3% or better in order to live on.  Read more about Lowe’s Companies Inc.: Attractively Valued Dividend Aristocrat for Total Return[…]

This Is Not Your Grandfather’s AT&T

Introduction I have had several readers request that I do an article on AT&T (T).  Since the company has just reported earnings, which have thus far received a strong and positive reaction from Wall Street, I thought now would be a good time. Following their earnings report, an article published on July 25, 2017 at Read more about This Is Not Your Grandfather’s AT&T[…]

Should You Care That The Market Is Overvalued- It Depends!

Introduction Most investors suffer from what I believe is an unhealthy (unprofitable) obsession with the stock market.  Financial writers and professional investors never tire about offering up their opinion on what the market will do next – especially short term.  Individual investors also are deeply concerned with how the markets are doing on a daily Read more about Should You Care That The Market Is Overvalued- It Depends![…]

The Active versus Passive Performance Debate Is Nonsensical

Introduction One of the most hotly contested debates in finance is the argument over which is better – active or passive investing.  Moreover, this debate has spurred numerous academic studies that claim to identify whether passive outperforms active investing or vice versa.  As a result, the current popular opinion suggests that passive outperforms active investing Read more about The Active versus Passive Performance Debate Is Nonsensical[…]

j2 Global: Don’t Overlook This Impressive Growth and Dividend Income Stock

Investment Thesis j2 Global (JCOM) was founded in 1995 and went public in 1999.  During their first few years as a public company, j2 Global generated operating losses; however, since 2002 the company has strung together an impressive record of rapid growth.  They initiated their first dividend in 2011, and on February 9, 2017 they Read more about j2 Global: Don’t Overlook This Impressive Growth and Dividend Income Stock[…]

Pfizer Inc. Invest For Attractive Valuation and The 4% Dividend Yield

Investment Thesis Pfizer Inc (PFE) is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical firms with sales exceeding $50 billion.  The company is currently attractively valued at a blended P/E ratio of 13.3, offering a current dividend yield of 4%.  Pfizer is awarded an S&P credit rating of AA and possesses a modest debt to capital ratio Read more about Pfizer Inc. Invest For Attractive Valuation and The 4% Dividend Yield[…]